Ekaterini Papadimitriou

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BACKGROUND Subchondral bone cyst (SBC) formation is often identified in patients with osteoarthritis. Furthermore, several studies have shown that expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is elevated in patients with OA. OBJECTIVES The aim of our study is to correlate the presence of SBCs and MMP-1 expression with the osteochondral alterations(More)
Heart failure (HF) is a complex syndrome with high morbidity and mortality while, myocardial injury, hemodynamic overload, genetic, neurohormonal, inflammatory and biochemical factors are implicated in the development and progression of the disease. Interestingly, despite the development of several diagnostic tests, HF diagnosis remains clinical, based on(More)
A cross-sectional study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence of mumps and measles antibodies in a representative sample of the general population in Northern Greece between January 2004 and May 2007. Overall, 900 healthy individuals participated in the study. The great majority were found to be protected against measles. The total protection(More)
Results Nine patients (female:8, mean age: 10 yrs) were diagnosed with CRMO. The main presenting symptoms in all patients were inflammatory pain in multiple sites, mainly in the metaphyses and epiphyses of long bones in lower limbs (mostly in proximal femur (4/9)) and swelling (7/9). 6/9 patients reported hip pain and only 1, clavicular pain. At diagnosis,(More)
Quail poisoning is known to produce an acute myoglobinuric syndrome. The cause of this syndrome is still unknown. It has been suggested that a toxic effect or a genetic sensitivity plays a major role. Ten patients with a history of quail poisoning were examined to determine their present state and the course of the disease. A muscle biopsy was performed in(More)
Two patients with McArdle's disease within the same pedigree and with two different clinical forms are presented. The first patient suffered from progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. Muscle morphology was that of myopathy. Residual activity of phosphorylase was 28% and sodium dodecyl sulphate electrophoresis showed decreased protein. The second case was(More)
and specific detection of verotoxin genes in Escherichia coli by the polymerase chain reaction. TE. Detection and characterization of the eae gene of Shiga-like toxin-producing Escherichia coli using polymerase chain reaction. To the Editor: Staphylococcal isolates with reduced susceptibility to glycopeptides, such as vancomycin and teicoplanin, are a(More)
A cross-sectional study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence of mumps and measles antibodies in a representative sample of the general population in Northern Greece between January 2004 and May 2007. Overall, 900 healthy individuals participated in the study. The great majority were found to be protected against measles. The total protection(More)
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) has not been investigated separately in Greece. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiological characteristics of people dying suddenly out of hospital in an area of Greece. In 1990, a population based study was started to detect the cases of people dying suddenly out of hospital (< 1 h after onset of acute symptoms or <(More)
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